Substance Use Counselor

Job Number: 22-372-6373

Summary: The primary purpose of the position is to provide substance use assessment, counseling, treatment intervention, case management, service coordination, and education to HIV positive adults with substance use disorders in an outpatient treatment program (Journey I).  Work is performed under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and judgement.

Regular, predictable attendance is considered to be an essential requirement for this position. Other duties may be assigned. May require a flexible work schedule. 

Integral Care employees are to be committed to fostering an open, inclusive, and supportive environment that welcomes and embraces diversity in all forms. Integral Care defines diversity broadly to include race, ethnicity, abilities (mental/physical), gender, gender identity, immigrant status, language, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, age, and other groups.

Integral Care employees are to strive to maintain a trauma sensitive workplace, to embrace trauma sensitive and informed practices, and to foster a supportive and welcoming environment of care.

Minimum 2 years of direct service provider experience working with adults experiencing substance use disorders or dually diagnosed with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.  Must be able to utilize electronic record system. Must have a practical understanding of the Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, advocacy, AA and other community recovery groups. Must be able to develop therapeutic relationships with clients from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds and work effectively as a team member within the Forensic ACT team.  Education may be substituted for experience.



Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Sociology, Psychology or related field is required


Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Sociology, Psychology or related field.


LCDC or LCDC-Intern preferred. Center certification as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) required.  Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required. 

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Salary: Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $45,689-$49,930 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder. 

Sign-on Incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary.

Why join us:  Integral Care has proudly served Travis County residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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